Mar 01, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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HIST 1220 - Western Civilization: Modernity from 1500

What is the West? Is there indeed a coherent, identifiable Western heritage? If so, what is distinctive about the West’s heritage? And what, further, is distinctive about the West’s modern heritage? Addresses these questions by way of an examination of major intellectual, cultural, and political developments from 1500 until the present. Topics to be considered include the Renaissance; the religious Reformations of the 16th- century; absolutism, constitutional monarchy, and enlightened despotism; the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment; the American and French Revolutions; industrialization and nation building; modernism; imperialism and the World Wars; and the rise and fall of totalitarian regimes in the 20th- century.

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Pillar: Humanities: Text and Contexts
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2HL
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMAH Arts & Humanities, TAG course: OHS009 Western/World Civilization Sequence, TAG course: OHS042 Western/World Civilization II
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Student’s work demonstrates critical use and proper citation of both primary and secondary sources.
  • Student’s work employs the formal styles of writing, argumentation, and presentation that historians use.
  • Student’s work reflects an understanding of what is distinctive about the Western heritage.

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